Boomerang for Gmail

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  1. Single-letter Days

    When entering custom return or send times, it might help to include single letter days amongst Boomerang's recognized abbreviations. For the workdays, at least, the MTWRF abbreviations seem fairly common.

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    • Mobile for All (fine, . . . for all paying customers)

      While I can moan about how you should give your service away to everyone for free, I too understand that you need to make money off of this. But I don't think that offering Mobile ONLY to Premium customers (for $15 a month) is the right thing to do. I believe that any paying customers ($5 plan per month) should get to use the mobile app.

      We live in a day & age where I could watch any one of 300,000 movies, 24/7/365 for a whole month and only pay Netflix $7 for it. How can you justify a personal…

      34 votes
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        planned  ·  2 comments  ·  Admin →
      • Make "Only if nobody responds" label clickable too

        When clicking the Boomerang button in an already sent e-mail, you have to click the actual checkbox next to "Only if nobody responds" to select that option.

        It’d be convenient if you could click both the checkbox _and_ its label (just like you can in so many other programs and on so many other web sites).

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        • Remind Me Without Having to Compose a Mail

          I want to use Boomerang as my todo/task list, however, composing a mail just to add a todo item is too cumbersome. So, I want a button in my GMail Inbox to allow me to quickly add a note that will be emailed back to me at a later time. I picture this being a quick AJAX drop down from the button (maybe even with a keyboard shortcut), so adding to dos using Boomerang in GMail would be just as fast as adding a task in Asana (but without having to leave my email).

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          • Boomeranging more than 15 messages.

            Hi.
            When I try to boomerang more than 15 messages in one time, I get a message:
            "You can Boomerang at most 15 messages at a time. Please Boomerang the messages individually."
            As I understand, we can select a maximum of 15 messages to boomerang, then we select another 15 messages to the same Date/Time with a different of at least 2 minutes.
            My suggestion is when I select more than 15 Messages to allow me to do it & once you boomerang 15 messages, you boomerang the next 15 messages to the same time + 2 minutes.
            Thank you.

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              under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
            • Delayed Archive

              I've got some messages in my inbox that I want there until a future meeting or project is over. Basically, I want it to set a delayed archive, rather than a delayed send.

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                under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
              • Better mobile Boomerang'ing

                It's nice that you can technically Boomerang an email via your mobile browser, but it's not 'great'.

                What I'd love to be able to do is just as I'm able to add to my Pocket list, feed my Readability queue, jot a note to Evernote, all by emailing a designated email address @whatever.com.

                So imagine if I write an email as I normally would, but instead of putting in the receipient in TO, I put RangMe@BoomerangGmail.com and perhaps make a rule that the true recipient's email address would be read off of the first line of the body, this way…

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                  planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Admin →
                • I'd like to be able to boomerang recurring messages.

                  I'd like to have a weekly email go out to my direct reports and have it boomerang if they don't respond by a certain time. Right now it looks like you can only boomerang single messages if you don't hear back.

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                  • Movable Icons in Gmail

                    Currently the Icons for Bananatag and Boomerang, which sit at the top of Gmail, are overlapping each other.
                    It would be useful if these Icons could be moved like the Taskforce add-on.
                    This issue is due to the presence of other Gmail add-ons such as Rapportive and WiseStamp which compete for the same space on the Gmail header.

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                    • Suffix the Subject with Date

                      Since Gmail threads message by subject, and recurring new Boomerang messages use the same subject, threads become cluttering. It would be very useful to be able to inject at the end (suffix) of subjects unique text. Add YEAR/MONTH/DAY seems idea to me, since it would also sort.

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                      • Time zones?

                        Hi. I live in AZ and we work off a separate time zone than everyone else. When I add events or propose events in the calendar section, it bases everything of off Mountain time. Right now in AZ, we are the same time zone as Pacific. In the fall we are on the same zone as Mountain.

                        Is there a way for you to please incorporate AZ time into the calendar? I thought it used Gmail settings but I've missed appts because it isn't adjusting correctly. Plz let me know... thx!

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                        • Tracking Reponse Behaviour

                          When I select the option to Boomerang a message if I don't hear back, then I get a reply before the dead line, I want the message to be removed from the "Tracking Responses to Boomerang" list.
                          I know that checking the inbox every minute is not ideal, but I thought may be you do this checking when I open the message itself as it already has the Boomerang label.
                          This will clear all the confusion when you see a lot of messages in the tracking list or sometimes you get the same message listed multiple times because you keep…

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                          • Boomerang keyboard shortcut key

                            It would be great to somehow be able to boomerang messages without leaving the keyboard using a "b" for boomerang or something similar.

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                            • Make it work outside of the browser.

                              Pro accounts should be able to schedule return emails from any device. Check out Nudgemail, they implement something similar (but lacking some major functionality) across all devices. I love that I can have an email return to my inbox when there is no response or in a certain amount of time. However it needs to work ubiquitously. If you don't do it someone else is going to come out of the wood work with the same application but it'll work across all devices. The iPhone app you guys have is not good enough. It needs to work natively from both…

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                                1 comment  ·  Admin →

                                Thanks for the great suggestion. We are currently exploring ways to bring Boomerang to more mobile devices. Unfortunately, since we are not a part of Apple or Google, we can’t embed our functionality directly in their native apps. We do hope to release an update in the near future that will bring Boomerang to more mobile users, but we don’t have a release date at this time.

                              • Mobile!

                                I can't be the first person to wonder how awesome it would be to have a fullly functioning Boomerang email on our mobile device- as an app or built into Gmail. I've tried your mobile site and while a good effort, it lacks much of the functionality we rely on from boomerang

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                                • Post an email to be sent later, from a php form

                                  We send an automatic email respond after users fill out our form. But we would also need to send them another following email 3 days later, with a reminder.
                                  How could we "program" it using our Boomerang account?
                                  It should be something like sending the new email we would like to be sent after 3 days, to a special address or with ? and & parameters so as to program "in 3 days" and "only if nobody replies", etc..

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                                  • Change Default Return Time

                                    I would like to be able to set a default time for messages to return. I always want my reminders to come in at 10am, but the default is 12am

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                                    • Auto-response features with groups

                                      Gmail has a very generic and feature-less vacation responder which is all or nothing. What I would love to have is a rich auto-response feature in Boomerang with features like: (1) only send to certain individuals or contact groups, (2) recurring - like every weekend, or between 9 pm and 9 am everyday, and (3) cue up multiple auto-responses for future events.

                                      14 votes
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                                      • Plan to serve for 1 apps account and 1 Gmail account

                                        I have 2 e-mail adresses, 1 of Google Apps and another in Gmail, I don´t want to pay 2 separete subscriptions, it would be great if you have a plan for both accounts paying 1 free chepaer of 2 subscriptions (because is the same client)

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                                        • Note function only appears after I click 'manage scheduled emails'

                                          When I click 'send later' to select a time to send the email, there is no option to add a note. To add a note, I have to schedule the email, then click 'manage scheduled emails' and then return to the message (through Boomerang's list of scheduled emails). Then the note function appears.

                                          (I'm on Chrome Version 19.0.1084.52, mac 10.5.8)

                                          LOVE the idea behind your product.

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